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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
SunPower is falling in this rising market, and the options action shows concern for further declines by the end of next week.
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Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of American Express and Symantec popped while First Solar and Merck dropped.
Stocks tumbled on Wednesday in a broad sell-off, sending the benchmark S&P 500 lower for a fourth straight day, erasing October gains.
First Solar reported quarterly sales that fell well short of what the Street was expecting, punishing the company's stock in late trading Wednesday.
Stocks ended lower Friday as a dismal jobs report capped a string of disappointing economic reports this week, which cast doubt on the recovery. It was the market's second straight down week in which stocks have lost more than 3 percent.
Stocks tried to push higher Friday as the dollar's retreat helped the market but investors remained worried about the recovery in the wake of some disappointing economic reports.
Stocks opened lower Friday after disappointing reports on jobs and manufacturing.
Stock index futures plunged as September nonfarm payroll declines were far worse than Wall Street estimates.
With the price of solar panels falling, industry watchers say now may be a good time for consumers to take a look at the technology. Analysts Paul Clegg at Jeffries & Company and Vishal Shah of Barclays Capital shared their sector strategies.
Solar stocks closed lower on Monday after a negative note from a widely followed analyst suggested long term challenges may lie ahead.
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First Solar is one of the most actively viewed stocks on CNBC.com and has gained 30 percent since its March lows. But is the solar panel maker still a good investment? Theodore O'Neill, of Kaufman Brothers Equity Research gave his take to CNBC.
More factories that make materials used in solar panels have opened, and the global demand for them has fallen, reports the New York Times.
With cheap loans, electricity and labor, Chinese companies are pulling ahead in the race to go solar, reports the New York Times.